Deadline to vote absentee in municipal election getting closer

Deadline to vote absentee in municipal election getting closer
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Absentee ballot concerns

In next week’s municipal election both the Huntsville and Madison mayor will be on the ballot, along with two city council seats in Huntsville and every seat on the Madison City Council.

If you want to vote absentee, you have until this Thursday to get your absentee ballot application to your city clerk. Once they have your application, they can send you a ballot and then you will send it back. For your vote to count it needs to be back to election officials by Tuesday at Noon.

Plus, the turnout for this municipal election will be smaller than the general election, meaning less absentee applications for the postal service to handle.

In Madison, Williard said they have also seen an increase in applications, but not as significantly as Huntsville.

With time winding down for people to apply, Williard and Benion said people need to hurry and if you haven’t sent in your absentee application yet, you may be too late.

Municipal elections one week away

“They have signage to social distance, poll workers have masks, shields, gloves, hand sanitizer and they will be redirecting traffic to avoid congestion in lines,” Benion said.

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